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ThinkMind // eTELEMED 2013, The Fifth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine // View article etelemed_2013_3_10_40119


An Introduction to a Transnational Volunteer Notification System Providing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Victims Suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Authors:
Jesko Elsner
Marie-Thérèse Schneiders
Max Haberstroh
Daniel Schilberg
Sabina Jeschke

Keywords: Volunteer Notification System; First Responder; Emergency Medical Services; Sudden Cardiac Arrest; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Telemedicine

Abstract:
While it is always desirable in an emergency to get treatment as soon as possible, there are emergencies that need immediate treatment. In case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest an untreated time interval of only a few minutes usually means the victims’ death. Given the delay between an incoming emergency call and the arrival of the emergency medical services at the scene, it is necessary to find an alternative way to provide immediate first aid treatment. One approach for this is the implementation of a Volunteer Notification System – involving laypersons and medically trained volunteers into the emergency medical service, by notifying those potential helpers who can arrive at the scene fast enough to provide the urgently needed measures.

Pages: 59 to 64

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: February 24, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4359

ISBN: 978-1-61208-252-3

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from February 24, 2013 to March 1, 2013

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